Customer (extra) Appreciation Day Not really an ‘event’ per se, but worth marking on your calendar! While we appreciate our customers every day, we show a little extra appreciation the last Wednesday of every month with 15% off groceries, nuts and seeds, books and DVDs, spiralizers, etc. Discount doesn’t apply to already discounted items or the cafe.
Raw Food classes with Certified Raw Food Chef and Holistic Nutritionist Alicia Meek included Entrees and Desserts, Homemade Cleaning Products, Nut Mylks and Cheezes, Kombucha, and Sauerkraut.
Food Chains documentary (Jan 2016) Food Chains documents a coalition of Florida farmworkers who are battling against the multi-billion dollar supermarket industry to improve their working conditions and poverty wages, along with their development and success of the Fair Food program. The story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-k4c6QdCJi4
Maximum Tolerated Dose (Feb 2015) ADAV Society & Stop UBC Animal Research screened Maximum Tolerated Dose at EA. MTD is an award winning, full-length documentary that takes a look inside modern day animal experimentation with the animals who live through it and the people who walk away. Filled with powerful laboratory footage and haunting testimonials from former scientists whose ethics demanded thy choose a different path, MTD simultaneously warms and breaks your heart by telling the stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage. A special Q&A session with director Karol Orzechowski will take place after the screening.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (Nov 2014) “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Entry: $5-8 sliding scale includes organic tea and cookie. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Spirit Plant Medicine Conference pre-conference talks (Oct 2014)
New Farms, Big Success with Producer Jocelyn Demers (Oct 2014)
New Farms, Big Success presents three amazing, ecologically responsible farms in the USA and Canada with unique business plans that eliminate the middle man, use sustainable methods and few fossil fuels and show a decent living can be made. It also provides critical information to develop an enduring, local food network in a time of climate change, and links climate change, biodiversity, and farming.
The Ghosts in Our Machine with Film Director Liz Marshall (Oct 2014). Liberation BC presented The Ghosts in Our Machine, a film that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. The Ghosts in Our Machine charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights? Film director, Liz Marshall, will be in attendance to discuss the film and answer questions following the screening